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Redford

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Your last sentence says it all. Maybe one of the most fascinating aspects of the whole Covid virus disaster, especially in retrospect which will produce a vast range of scientific, political and social analysis along with fiction and further opinionated commentary, is how it has defined the dividing lines in our whole country/states/local communities and group connections. Dividing lines based on a wide range of factors: political persuasion, education, age and generation, acceptance of science, social class and possibly race/ethnicity.

I can really imagine exactly the type of people you see in comfortable, middle-class golf clubs. Very entitled, privileged types often, highly conservative with entrenched old-world values many of them.

A pandemic is a bit like water: it creates its own levels in the world. And many who refuse to face realities, may cost themselves their own life/damaged health or ones close to them that they are so blase about putting at risk. Getting vaxed is now quite straightforward for almost all.

I think governments will take it out of their hands requiring either a vaccine passport or current negative rapid test (or both). No-one has the 'right' to place others in danger through their ignorance or arrogance. Otherwise, more people ill or dead, virus keeps transmitting including getting access to those still vulnerable, plus increasing chance of even more harmful variants from mutating. They have no right to ignore science or the law.

They can just confine themselves to homes even much longer or cop the penalties. Their choice.
Spot on Kings of Leon, with all of that.

Your second paragraph describes a number of people at a lot of golf clubs. Mine included. Not all people and not all clubs. But a fair number.

And besides that particular profile you describe, the other profile is the 30-50 year old “she’ll be right” type. I’m too busy and important and wrapped up in myself to worry about any of this type of profile. I just wanna play golf. I don’t care about this other *smile*.

Does my head in.
 
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The Big Richo

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Ripper finish to the Solheim , not sure why but I always “ root” for the Euros

I reckon the women’s “ international “ team could beat either of those teams

Spent a fair portion of today watching it, was a great contest especially Sexy Lexi vs Anna Banana.

I'm the same, anyone but America in these games although the crowd was fairly tame by their usual standards.

Mind you, I came over all Terry Wallace with the constant 'get louder' signals from the US players anytime they hit a decent shot.

Nothing like matchplay though, shame we don't see it more on all tours. No better test of a putter.
 
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Redford

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GO EUROPE !!!

Watched all 3 days. Fantastic.

What a player Leona Maguire is. Glad she beat Kupcakes who was less than gracious at the end. Castren. What a putter. Good comeback by Sagstrom from earlier in the week. Pederson solid.

Inverness looked fantastic with all the trees pulled out.

Onto the Ryder Cup. Go Europoaaaa !!
 
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Mr Brightside

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Just got confirmation of my membership at the “Nash” , pumped pity can’t play there atm :))

Will be heading to Sydney asap to play the reciprocals, Lakes, Royal and NSW
 
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Redford

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Just got confirmation of my membership at the “Nash” , pumped pity can’t play there atm :))

Will be heading to Sydney asap to play the reciprocals, Lakes, Royal and NSW
Lakes is rubbish. One of the worst courses I’ve ever played. NSW GC fantastic.
 
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Redford

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Really????

Did you play before or after the Clayton reno? I reckon it is world class since that was finished.
After. The first 8 or so holes are ok (except the first) but after that it’s all rubbish. Courses with heaps of lakes are banal and boring. The Lakes reminds me of a lot of boring Florida courses.
 
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The Big Richo

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After. The first 6 or so holes are ok (except the first) but after that it’s all rubbish. Courses with heaps of lakes are banal and boring. The Lakes reminds me of a lot of boring Florida courses.

You Sir, are one tough judge of a golf course.

I reckon the back nine at the Lakes is magnificent. The par fives give you a great risk v reward battle and the couple of short par fours are more than meets the eye.

I'll give you that the threes are a bit ordinary but as a total package I have it right up there with all but the very best in Australia.
 

Redford

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You Sir, are one tough judge of a golf course.

I reckon the back nine at the Lakes is magnificent. The par fives give you a great risk v reward battle and the couple of short par fours are more than meets the eye.

I'll give you that the threes are a bit ordinary but as a total package I have it right up there with all but the very best in Australia.
The 1st and 10th holes are rubbish. So is that silly hole along the highway that’s like it’s squashed into a mini valley. 12th ? Par 3 9th. No good !
 
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Mr Brightside

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You Sir, are one tough judge of a golf course.

I reckon the back nine at the Lakes is magnificent. The par fives give you a great risk v reward battle and the couple of short par fours are more than meets the eye.

I'll give you that the threes are a bit ordinary but as a total package I have it right up there with all but the very best in Australia.
It’s hard for Rudeford to truly judge a golf course , spends a lot of time looking for his hot dots in the gombeye, no need to say why he dosent rate a course with water :cool:

Stevie Stricker leaves out Cheatinprick Reed from Ryder Cup , wish SS came out an spoke honestly about why he didn’t pick him “ because he’s a cheat and nobody likes him”
 
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Redford

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It’s hard for Rudeford to truly judge a golf course , spends a lot of time looking for his hot dots in the gombeye, no need to say why he dosent rate a course with water :cool:

Stevie Stricker leaves out Cheatinprick Reed from Ryder Cup , wish SS came out an spoke honestly about why he didn’t pick him “ because he’s a cheat and nobody likes him”
Phoney water carries are crass. And besides, I don’t carry a ball retriever with me like you do.
 

Redford

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It gets a bit wet in the bar after a hole in one doesn't it.
Well, unlike Mr Darkside the nerd, who jumps in his car straight after a round, goes home and makes a cup of tea and plows all his 3 putts into a meaningless spreadsheet and then spends the next 2 hours blogging with other nerds about how his long putter keeps getting tangled up with his ball retriever, I prefer to have a few (quite a few) beers in the clubhouse with my fellow members.
 
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